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5 helpful tips for your Nashville move

Save Money, Time & Frustration With These 5 Moving Tips!

When it comes to your move, having the right information can make all the difference in the world!

At Good Time Moving & Storage, we want your move to be full of pleasant surprises. Whether you’re moving to or within Nashville, TN and the surrounding communities, the following information will help you save time and money, and make your move effortless and stress-free.


Thriving Metropolitan Area

Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and the most populated metropolitan area in the state with more than 1300 people per square mile, not counting tourists.

There are plenty of things to see and do because Nashville is all about:

  • music – all kinds of live music,
  • art,
  • architecture (including a full-scale replica of the Greek Parthenon),
  • good food,
  • and enjoying the outdoors.

Although many things are within walking distance, you will definitely need a car to get around. And, like any busy metropolitan area, you can expect to encounter traffic – particularly around attractions and events.

Money-Saving Moving Tip #1:

Avoid costly and unpleasant delays!  Check Nashville’s Road Closings and Detours on the Metropolitan Public Works site as well as the calendar of events on the Nashville Music City or Nashville Scene websites before you schedule your move.


Commitment to Restoration Instead of Demolition

Good for history and the environment: Nashville believes in restoring and repurposing its historical landmarks and treasures, like the James Robertson building.  This means residents can have some very beautiful, creative living spaces but limited opportunities for parking and elevator access.

Money-Saving Moving Tip #2:

Avoid expensive citations by getting the necessary permits at least 24 hours prior to your move.

Many neighborhoods require a Parking/Loading Zone permit for parking to load/unload your belongings. Within the Metropolitan area, these permits cost $15 per day per location per vehicle and can be obtained from the Metropolitan Public Works website.

Money-Saving Moving Tip #3:

Save time and money by speaking with your building management or supervision about reserving an elevator for your move.

Older buildings may not have a commercial elevator which can be dedicated to use by your movers.  When your movers have to share an elevator with other tenants in your building, it takes longer for them to move your furniture and belongings.

Money-Saving Moving Tip #4:

Arrange parking for your movers that is as close to your front door as possible.  The closer the moving truck is to your entry, the faster your movers can load your furniture and belongings and get you moved!


Enjoy All Four Seasons of the Year

Residents of Nashville experience all four seasons.  According to U.S. climate data:

  • Winter – In Winter, temperatures average between 28 and 52 degrees Fahrenheit.  January is typically the coldest month with an average low of 28 and average high of 47 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Annual snowfall is typically about 7 inches, and mainly occurs in January and February, with occasional snow in December and March as well.
  • Spring – In the Spring, average temperatures range from 39 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit. And you can expect Spring showers!  Nashville experiences an average of 119 days of rain a year.  Falling mainly in Spring and Fall, that rain can be accompanied by severe thunderstorms and an occasional possibility of tornadoes.  May is typically our rainiest month.
  • Summer – Nashville’s summers are hot and humid, with average temperatures ranging from 65 to 89 degrees Fahrenheit. And August to October are the driest months.
  • Fall – In fall, temperatures gradually begin to decrease.  Although September is still fairly warm with temperatures ranging from 61 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit, by November, you’ll know winter is on its way as temperatures dip into the 30 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit range. Expect more rain and thunderstorms during Fall.

Money-Saving Moving Tip #5:

Be aware of the weather forecast and, if possible, schedule your move when weather conditions are favorable.

If you must move during unfavorable conditions, be aware that:

  • Snow, ice or hazardous conditions may require your move to be rescheduled, so be sure you leave yourself plenty of time.
  • Severe thunderstorms or tornadoes could delay your move a few hours.
  • Hydration for you, your family, your pets, and your movers is very important during extreme summer temperatures.

For more helpful tips and information, check out our downloadable Moving Resources!  And to save even more money on your move, check out our Moving Deals!

We’d love to know any other tips you may have about moving to Nashville!  Please share your comments below.

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